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Washington Nationals Host Atlanta Braves in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The Washington Nationals will look to improve on a 50-34 record when they take on the Atlanta Braves, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.

Atlanta puts its faith in starter Mike Foltynewicz to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-5. Getting the ball for the Washington Nationals is Gio Gonzalez, who owns a 7-3 record on the season with a 2.77 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Atlanta Braves before the first pitch in this match found them as 170 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.3-2.1 victory for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Washington (50-34) will face the 40-43 Braves in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Atlanta injuries news.

The Washington Nationals sit at No. 5 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Atlanta Braves sit at No. 13 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 3 ranked offense (5.58 runs per game) against a Atlanta Braves defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 26 at 5.2 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 9.69 hits per game, more than the Atlanta Braves have managed so far this season (9.06 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 4.71 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta suffered a 10-4 loss against Houston on Wednesday, as J Garcia wasn't able to lead his team to victory at SunTrust Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Washington, Friday, July 7th